Be cautious around power poles and lines, says Qulliq Energy Corp.
Coming into contact with power lines can cause serious injury or death, warns corporation
Stay away from power infrastructure, says Nunavut’s energy provider.
In a news release, Qulliq Energy Corporation is warning the public to be cautious around power poles and lines, especially when driving vehicles, ATVs and snow machines.
“Remind children to stay away from all power infrastructure,” the release states.
“There have been a number of reports of children playing on or near power poles across the territory.”
Some power poles might have support systems that may be covered in snow. Qulliq has marked this equipment with bright coverings in high-traffic areas.
It also warns against pushing snow up against the base of power poles or creating high snow piles near overhead power lines.
“If a person or motorist comes in contact with a power line, it can cause serious injury or death,” the release advises.
Qulliq has a 24-hour line for reporting power-related emergencies. That number is 1-833-313-3030.